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Obama asks for $50b

06 September 2010

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is asking Congress to approve at least $50 billion in long-term investments in the country’s roads, railways and runways in a pre-election effort to show he’s trying to stimulate the sputtering economy. Read More

British spy slain

06 September 2010

LONDON - Detectives investigating the mysterious death of a British intelligence official said they were hunting for two people seen entering his apartment building in recent weeks. Read More

Move against gamblers

06 September 2010

BENSALEM, Pennsylvania – Officials in suburban Philadelphia say they never anticipated gamblers leaving children in cars when they were debating approval of a casino – but critics say they should have. Read More

Lawyer: Flight attendant wasn't fired

06 September 2010

NEW  YORK – A flight attendant who captured America’s attention when he told off a plane full of passengers and then slid down an emergency chute resigned from his job last week and wasn’t fired, his lawyer said yesterday. Read More

US troops in Iraqi attack

06 September 2010

BAGHDAD – Days after the United States officially ended combat operations and touted Iraq’s ability to defend itself, American troops found themselves battling heavily armed militants assaulting an Iraqi military headquarters in the heart of Baghdad yesterday. The... Read More

BP replaces preventer

05 September 2010

NEW ORLEANS – BP crews worked yesterday to slowly raise the 300-ton blowout preventer that failed to stop oil from spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, careful not to damage or drop a key piece of evidence in the spill investigation. Read More

Shoes and eggs hurled at Blair

05 September 2010

DUBLIN – Protesters hurled shoes and eggs yesterday at Tony Blair, who held the first public signing of his memoir amid high security in Ireland’s capital. Read More

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Massive quake rocks building

05 September 2010

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – Chimneys and walls crumbled to the ground, roads cracked in half and residents were knocked off their feet as a powerful magnitude-7.1 earthquake rocked New Zealand’s South Island early Friday. The prime minister said it was a miracle... Read More

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Hurricane Earl loses punch

04 September 2010

CAPE COD – Hurricane Earl dropped to a Category 1 storm yesterday morning with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph, the National Hurricane Centre said. The steadily weakening storm may be below hurricane-level strength by the time it passes southern New England this... Read More

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Big hopes

04 September 2010

Police officers guard the newly arrived drill that will be used in the rescue operation of 33 miners who are trapped at the San Jose Mine in Copiapo, Chile. The miners have been trapped deep underground in the copper and gold mine since it collapsed on August 5.... Read More

Quake rocks New Zealand

04 September 2010

CHRISTCHURCH – An earthquake that struck New Zealand early yesterday caused "a lot of damage", though there were no reports of serious injuries or major damage, an emergency official said. Read More

Beware of bugs in the bed!

04 September 2010

LONDON – Vampire fiction may be all the rage. But the true bloodsuckers after twilight are not charismatic updates of Dracula but tiny insects living in our mattresses, headboards and pillows. Yes, bed-bugs are back and pest controllers are warning of a global pandemic.... Read More

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Back to school

03 September 2010

Springdale Elementary School first grade teacher Magaret Miller welcoming Abbey Vitola and other students on their first day of school yesterday. Read More

Two back on peace track

03 September 2010

WASHINGTON – Israelis and Palestinians yesterday opened their first direct peace negotiations in 20 months, a long-shot attempt to end the conflict that host Secretary of State Hillary Clinton acknowledged is burdened by history and bitter disputes. Read More

Principal takes gay, giggles out of song

03 September 2010

SYDNEY – An Australian school principal has asked students to stop using the word "gay" when singing a classic children’s song Read More

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Earl forces out tourists

01 September 2010

RALEIGH, North Carolina – Powerful Hurricane Earl wheeled toward the East Coast, driving the first tourists from North Carolina vacation islands   Read More

Aid workers' plane fired on

01 September 2010

JOHANNESBURG – Gunmen in eastern Congo fired on a private plane carrying international aid workers who escaped into the forest and were later rescued, aid workers from the International Medical Corps (IMC) told The Associated Press. Read More

Egg companies to be sued

01 September 2010

MINNEAPOLIS – A southern Minnesota couple has notified a pair of Iowa egg companies at the centre of a salmonella outbreak and massive egg recall that they intend to sue. Read More

Imam: Mosque a litmus test

01 September 2010

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The imam leading plans for an Islamic centre near the site of the September 11 attacks in New  York said yesterday that the fight was over more than "a piece of real estate" and could shape the future of Muslim relations in America.... Read More

Father head-buttscrying baby

01 September 2010

EVERSON, Pennsylvania – A southwestern Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges that he head-butted and twisted the legs of his seven-week-old son because the baby would not stop crying. Read More

Huge challenge to rescue miners

31 August 2010

SAN JOSE MINE, Chile – The effort to save 33 Chilean men trapped deep in a mine is an unprecedented challenge, mining safety experts said. Read More

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